Our Recent Award Recipients
Intercultural Community Center
The Hudson Foundation grant helped to provide academic support through homework help and classes, field trips, guest speakers and other academic activities that instill in them leadership skills, academic curiosity, and the fundamental academic skills needed to succeed in school, future careers, and life.
Women for Healthy Rural Living
Funding from The Hudson Foundation supported the continuation and expansion of our Incredible Edible Milbridge project. Incredible Edible is a local food initiative launched in 2013. The program provides Milbridge and surrounding communities with public vegetable gardens and education initiatives designed to create a community that is stronger, healthier, and more food independent. Incredible Edible is unique for serving the community at no cost and being open to everyone.
Foundation for Portland Public Schools
The Foundation for Portland Public Schools (PPS) is working with the Portland Public Schools, Maine Audubon, and a group of tribal advisors to create a preK-12, interdisciplinary Wabanaki Studies curriculum. Funding from the Hudson Foundation went toward the creation of a multi-part documentary film that will unfold over the years of a child’s education. The film is intended to amplify the voices of Wabanaki citizens, rather than rely on a largely white teaching staff to retell information. It will be available to school districts across Maine.
St. Mary’s Nutrition Center
The Nutrition Center has been supporting young people as leaders and changemakers in the Lewiston-Auburn community for over 20 years. Throughout, the NC has offered a wide range of training programs for youth (ages 14-20) that use equitable access to healthy food as an entry point to leadership development, community building and making long term change. Over 70% of Nutrition Center youth participants are immigrants, refugees, and asylees.